2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel 

2019 Ford F-150 towing large trailer

Scoring best-in-class titles in diesel torque, towing and payload, the Ford F-150 Diesel has become a popular option for vehicle shoppers looking to supplement their demanding hauling needs. The pickup’s sole diesel engine option, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 has proven to be a remarkable addition to the F-150 family. Aside from the diesel engine, the F-150 offers 5 gas-powered engines across its lineup: 

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
  • 2.7L EcoBoost
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
  • 3.5L EcoBoost
  • 3.5L High Output EcoBoost

Read on to see how the 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel compares with its gas-powered siblings in terms of power, capability and efficiency in this all-out engine comparison.  

2019 Ford F-150 


2019 Ford F-150 Diesel 

5 Engine Options   1
20 city / 26 highway mpg  Max Fuel Economy  22 city / 30 highway  
7,700 lbs. - 13,200 lbs.  Towing Capacity  11,400 lbs. 
1,990 lbs. - 3,270 lbs.   Payload Capacity  2,020 lbs.  

2019 Ford F-150 Gasoline vs Diesel Engine Power, Capability and Efficiency Ratings 

In terms of horsepower, torque and weight capacities, the F-150's diesel engine slots somewhere in the middle of the lineup. 

Out of the 6-engine lineup, the 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel ranks 5th for horsepower (250 hp) and third for torque (440 lb.-ft.). Looking at capability specs, you’ll find the diesel ranks 3rd in the F-150 line for max towing capacity (11,400 lbs.) and 4th for max payload (2,020 lbs.) 

With the diesel engine’s peak torque arriving at a low 1,750 rpm, the engine offers strong torque delivery throughout the rpm range, making it an exceptional choice for drivers who tow and haul frequently. 

The diesel F-150 also becomes a far more attractive option when you start looking at fuel efficiency. With the 2WD configuration, the turbodiesel V6 tops the lineup with an EPA-estimated 22 city / 30 highway mpg. This is a pretty remarkable feat for such a robust engine. If you’re looking at the gas engine lineup, the closest you’ll get is with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, which caps off at 20 city / 26 highway mpg. All other gas-powered engines offered fall somewhere in the range of 15 - 19 city and 18 - 25 highway mpg.